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This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Economics courses.
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Economics Professional Associations
American Economic Association
Established in 1885, the AEA is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly association dedicated to the discussion and publication of economics research.
History of Economics Society
The History of Economics Society was formally established and held its first official annual meeting in May 1974 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (after a 1973 exploratory meeting in Chicago). At that time the group was a very small one, but it established as its purposes: To promote interest in and inquiry into the history of economics and related parts of intellectual history; To facilitate communication and discourse among scholars working in the field of the history of economics; and To disseminate knowledge about the history of economics.
National Association of Economic Educators
The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) is the professional association of economic educators. The mission of National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) is to advance economic and financial literacy by serving educators.
National Association of Forensic Economics
The National Association of Forensic Economics is an organization for the advancement and exchange of research and methods in the field of forensic economics. Forensic economics is the scientific discipline that applies economic theories and methods to matters within a legal framework.
National Economic Association
The National Economic Association (NEA) was founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession.
National Association of Business Economics
NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace.
World Economics Association
The World Economics Association (WEA) was launched on May 16, 2011. It fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a truly international, inclusive, pluralist, professional association. The American Economic Association and UK’s Royal Economic Society provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The WEA will do the same for the world’s community of economists, while promoting a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis.
Resources for Economics Careers
Getting a Ph.D. in Economics
Stuart J. Hillmon
Considering a graduate degree in economics? Good choice: the twenty-first-century financial crisis and recession have underscored the relevance of experts who know how the economy works, should work, and could work. However, Ph.D. programs in economics are extremely competitive, with a high rate of attrition and a median time of seven years to completion. Also, economic professions come in many shapes and sizes, and while a doctoral degree is crucial training for some, it is less beneficial for others. How do you know whether a Ph.D. in economics is for you? How do you choose the right program--and how do you get the right program to choose you? And once you've survived years of rigorous and specialized training, how do you turn your degree into a lifelong career and meaningful vocation? Getting a Ph.D. in Economics is the first manual designed to meet the specific needs of aspiring and matriculating graduate students of economics. With the perspective of a veteran, Stuart J. Hillmon walks the reader though the entire experience--from the Ph.D. admissions process to arduous first-year coursework and qualifying exams to armoring up for the volatile job market. Hillmon identifies the pitfalls at each stage and offers no-holds-barred advice on how to navigate them. Honest, hard-hitting, and at times hilarious, this insider insight will equip students and prospective students with the tools to make the most of their graduate experience and to give them an edge in an increasingly competitive field.
Publication Date: 2014
Great Jobs for Economics Majors
Great Jobs for Economics Majors is a big help to college graduates entering the working world. You will discover common career paths of graduates in your field, get help assessing your individual talents and skills, and learn what steps need to be taken to land a job. Every aspect of identifying and getting started in a career is covered, from exploring options and conducting an effective job search to making a smooth transition from college to career.
Call Number: HF5382.5.U5 C25196 2000
Publication Date: 2000
The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters
To many, Thomas Carlyle's put-down of economics as "the dismal science" is as fitting now as it was 150 years ago. But Diane Coyle argues that economics today is more soulful than dismal, a more practical and human science than ever before. Building on the popularity of books such as Freakonomics that have applied economic thinking to the paradoxes of everyday life, The Soulful Science describes the remarkable creative renaissance in how economics is addressing the most fundamental questions--and how it is starting to help solve problems such as poverty and global warming. A lively and entertaining tour of the most exciting new economic thinking about big-picture problems, The Soulful Science uncovers the hidden humanization of economics over the past two decades. Coyle shows how better data, increased computing power, and techniques such as game theory have transformed economic theory and practice in recent years, enabling economists to make huge strides in understanding real human behavior. Using insights from psychology, evolution, and complexity, economists are revolutionizing efforts to solve the world's most serious problems by giving policymakers a new and vastly more accurate picture of human society than ever before. They are also building our capacity to understand how what we do today shapes what the world will look like tomorrow. And the consequences of these developments for human life, for governments, and for businesses are only now starting to be realized--in areas such as resource auctions, pollution-credit trading, and monetary policy. The Soulful Science tells us how economics got its soul back--and how it just might help save the planet's.
Call Number: HB74.P8 C58 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Career Advice For Economics Majors
Here’s a summary of economist Bill Conerly's advice for soon-to-graduate or recently graduated econ majors, or those considering a career in economics.
Economists - Occupational Outlook Handbook
From U.S. Dept. of Labor, view occupational statistics for economists.
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